Gallery: Historical photos of the 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge
Dec. 11, 2012 @ 02:55 PM
Photos related to the Silver Bridge at Point Pleasant and its collapse on Dec. 15, 1967.
Thirty-seven vehicles were on the bridge when it fell into the Ohio River. Forty-six people died, and nine others were seriously injured.
File photo/The Herald-Dispatch
On Dec. 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge fell into the Ohio River. The 39-year-old bridge carried U.S. 35 over the Ohio River and connected downtown Point Pleasant, W.Va., with the unincorporated community of Kanauga, Ohio, a few miles north of what were then the city limits of Gallipolis. The final count showed 46 people died.